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    A sign warns visitors to Spencer Road, near the border of Johnson Mountain Township and Upper Enchanted Township in Somerset County, of severe damage ahead. Spencer Road is owned by timber company Weyerhaeuser, the roads beyond, that sustained most of the damage, are also private and owned mostly by seasonal or full-time single home owners.

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    Lloyd Trafton, Somerset County commissioner for District 5, which includes the unorganized territory, where roads were washed out last week, looks over paperwork during a county commission discussion on how to move forward with finding ways to fix the roads.

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    Newell Graff Jr., county commissioner of District 4, listens to a discussion about aid for the private roads destroyed by heavy rain in the unorganized territory in the Commissioner's Chambers at the Somerset County Superior Court House in Skowhegan on Wednesday. Graf said the owners of the private roads should be responsible for repairs.

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    The gate leading up to No Road, a gravel access road for about 30 property owners in Upper Enchanted Township in Somerset County, hangs over a ravine caused by flash flooding last week. Staff photo by Rachel Ohm.

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    Mike Smith, director of Somerset County Emergency Management Agency, discusses his attempts to get assistance for road repairs in the county's unorganized territory at the Commissioner's Chambers at the Somerset County Superior Court House in Skowhegan on Wednesday.

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    Norman and Lisa Lapointe, of Vassalboro, stand in the middle of No Road, where they own a camp, while surveying damage form last week's flash floods with other property owners Saturday. The Lapointes are able to access their property via a 45-minute detour over other roads and ATV trails, and said they are not sure how the local road association will be able to pay for repairs.

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